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SportEmery delivers update on Ozil's condition

19:50  06 december  2018
19:50  06 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Emery: I don't know if Ozil attended north London derby

Emery: I don't know if Ozil attended north London derby Mesut Ozil missed the north London derby through injury and Arsenal boss Unai Emery does not know if he was in attendance for the game.

Emery on Leno. Today we need the goalkeeper when we were taking risks and giving them options on the transition moment. Emery on why he subbed Ozil . I decided we had two players on the bench like Mkhitaryan and Aaron, attacking midfielders. I decided for that reason.

Providing update on Ozil ’ s injury, Metro UK quoted Emery as saying on Monday: “I said yesterday he’s had backache since last Tuesday. “At the moment, I don’t know if he can play in Manchester. Today he was working alone, I don’t know if he’s okay for Wednesday.”

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has delivered an update on the condition of Mesut Ozil following his recent absence from the first team.

The former Germany international has not played for the Gunners in nearly a month as he continues to nurse an ongoing back problem.

After being started on the substitutes bench by Emery in Arsenal’s 2-1 win away at Bournemouth in November, Ozil has not featured in the Spaniard’s matchday squads for fixtures in both the Premier League and Europa League.

Emery was quizzed on the condition of the former Real Madrid star as he previewed this weekend’s clash against Huddersfield.

Emery unable to explain Ozil's back injury

Emery unable to explain Ozil's back injury Arsenal manager Unai Emery revealed that he doesn’t know much about Mesut Ozil’s injury that kept him out of the north London derby on Sunday. As reported on Goal, Ozil surprisingly missed the entertaining encounter between the rivals at the Emirates Stadium. It later emerged that the German international had been suffering from back pain and was not fit enough for the match day squad. Following the match, Emery was quizzed about Ozil’s absence and he said: “He has back ache.” The manager was then asked if he knew when the problem occurred, to which he replied: “I don’t know.” He also confirmed that he had no idea if Ozil was present at the stadium to watch the Gunners defeat Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Emery was praised for bringing on Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette at half-time, with both players inspiring Arsenal to victory after coming on. Fortunately for Arsenal, they did not miss Ozil’s creativity and vision, but the manager will want to get to the bottom of the problem as quickly as possible.

Ozil did not feature in Gunners’ 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at the Emirates due to a back spasm he sustained few days ago. Providing update on Ozil ’ s injury, Metro UK quoted Emery as saying on Monday: “I said yesterday he’s had backache since last Tuesday.

Emery on Ozil . I said yesterday he’ s had a backache since last Tuesday. He couldn’t play in Kiev or yesterday. At the moment, I don’t know if he can play in Manchester. Today he was working alone, I don’t know if he’ s okay for Wednesday.

Emery delivers update on Ozil's condition © Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport

As quoted by ESPN, the Arsenal manager confirmed that Ozil remains a doubt ahead of the fixture. He said:

“He had a backache and now he’s working with the physio. We are going to look at when he can come back with us. This morning he worked with the physio on the pitch, running and touching the ball. Tomorrow will be the decision.”

The 30-year-old has been utilised by Emery in the early stages of the campaign and was even awarded the captaincy by the new Gunners boss on some occasions.

However, it seems Ozil will have to prove his fitness before he can stake a claim to return to the starting line-up.

Emery delivers update on Ozil's condition © Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport Manchester United v Arsenal FC - Premier League

Ozil doubtful for Man Utd clash.
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is doubtful to face Manchester United on Wednesday evening as he nurses a back injury, according to a report on ESPN. Ozil was forced to withdraw from Arsenal’s squad for Sunday’s north London derby victory over Tottenham Hotspur after complaining about back pains. Manager Unai Emery admitted that he never knew much about the injury but he confirmed that Ozil could miss the match at Old Trafford. Emery said: “Today he was working alone, I don’t know if he’s OK for Wednesday. He’s had a backache since last Tuesday.” “He couldn’t play in Kiev [against FC Vorskla] or yesterday. At the moment, I don’t know if he can play in Manchester.” Arsenal head into the fixture full of confidence after tearing Spurs apart at the Emirates, whilst United endured a deflating 2-2 draw against Southampton on Saturday. The Gunners may be forced to travel once again without Ozil, meaning that former United man Henrikh Mkhitaryan could start.

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